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Radio Frequency Coverage Mapping Application Note

The ideal combination for indoor and outdoor, multi-frequency radio coverage mapping measurements. This application note explains how to build and use a radio frequency coverage mapping test system utilizing Anritsu's Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27101A, Vision MX280001A software, and TRX NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A solutions. P/N: 11410-01096

Application Note pdf 1.8 MB Version: B 5/12/2018

Performing Differential Noise Figure Measurements Application Note

In recent years, numerous improvements have been made in noise figure measurements through better algorithmic understanding of the measurements (e.g., [1]-[6]), more sensitive receivers, and less error-prone methods of processing noise power measurements. Anritsu has incorporated a number of these improvements in the single-ended Noise Figure Measurement Option of the VectorStar vector network analyzer (VNA) platform. This application note offers insights in to and examples of performing differential noise figure measurements. P/N: 11410-01094

Application Note pdf 2.8 MB Version: A 4/12/2018

Technique for Improving Low Insertion Loss VNA Measurements Application Note

Vector network analyzers (VNAs) are used to measure the performance of a wide variety of passive and active RF and microwave devices. Passive devices can be less demanding to test than active devices, thus requiring less performance from the VNA. However, one interesting exception to this is the measurement of very low insertion loss passive components such as precision adapters or airlines. These types of devices can present a difficult challenge to characterize because of the desire for very low uncertainties on these small insertion losses. This application note talks about these challenges and provides a helpful technique. P/N: 11410-01090

Application Note pdf 975.1 KB Version: A 25/09/2018

How to Make PIM over CPRI Measurements With a BTS Master MT8220T Base Station Analyzer Application Note

PIM over CPRI is Anritsu's new patented technology that enables users to make PIM measurements on a live system at ground level by monitoring regular LTE traffic carried by an optical fiber connection. By tapping into the CPRI data on the downlink and uplink between the remote radio head (RRH) and baseband unit (BBU), the BTS Master MT8220T base station analyzer can calculate the PIM desensitization of the LTE uplink. P/N: 11410-01078

Application Note pdf 3.0 MB Version: A 21/08/2018

1914.3 (RoE) and eCPRI Transport Testing

This document describes the configuration and characteristics of the 5G mobile network and its measurement.

Application Note pdf 585.9 KB 17/07/2018

PCI-Express Generation 4 RX Test Solution

This article outlines Anritsu’s PCI-Express Gen4 RX Test Solution, test procedures, and precautions.

Application Note pdf 2.0 MB 13/06/2018

Best Practical Jitter Tolerance Testing with MP1900A

The recent improvement to semiconductor device performance has seen bit rates of 28 Gbps become commonplace. As a result, accurate evaluation of device characteristics requires testing by injecting multiple types of jitter on the device under test (DUT). This Application Note explains each type of jitter, gives some guidance about measurements for complex jitter tests, and describes some concrete examples of jitter tolerance measurements using the Anritsu MP1900A.

Application Note pdf 1.1 MB 17/04/2018

Understanding IBW In-Building Wireless: DAS to Small Cells Application Note

The purpose of an in-building wireless (IBW) system is to provide enhanced network coverage and/or capacity when the existing macro network is not able to adequately service the demand. Coverage may be poor due to high penetration losses caused by the building structure or due to low emissivity glass installed to improve the thermal performance of the building. In dense urban environments, adjacent buildings may create an RF barrier that blocks coverage from nearby macro sites. Tall buildings typically have poor coverage on upper floors since macro site antennas, many floors below, are specifically designed to suppress energy radiating above the horizon. Capacity may be an issue in venues such as stadiums, coliseums and convention centers where many thousands of users may be trying to simultaneously access the network.

Application Note pdf 1.8 MB Version: C 28/03/2018

Upgrading the MT8870A Firmware

This application note explains how to upgrade the MT8870A firmware. The firmware is upgraded using the MX887900A Utility Tool. The Utility Tool is supplied on the DVD and must be installed separately from the main CombiView installation.

Application Note pdf 682.5 KB 22/03/2018

High-Speed PAM Signal Generation and BER Measurements

Instead of transferring 1 bit information using two values of 1 or 0 in one time slot like NRZ, the PAM4 signal transfers 2 bits information using four values in one time slot. Although PAM has dual advantages of aintaining the signal bit rate while increasing the data transfer capacity it has the disadvantage of simultaneously minimizing voltage level differences for each signal in one time slot, causing a degraded signal to noise ratio (SNR). This Application Note explains generation of PAM signals with the above characteristics as well as the relative BER measurement method.

Application Note pdf 1.7 MB 20/02/2018

Electrical-to-Optical and Optical-to-Electrical (E/O and O/E) converter measurements

As fiber and free-space optical communication bandwidths increase, the need for very high speed optical modulators and detectors has also increased. The frequency response characterization of these electrical-to optical (E/O, modulators sometimes integrated with lasers) and optical-to-electrical (O/E, photo detectors and receivers) converters can be important in terms of such parameters as bandwidth, flatness, phase linearity and group delay.

Application Note pdf 5.8 MB Version: D 6/02/2018

Electro-Optical Measurements using Anritsu VNAs

This paper presents an accurate, flexible and cost-effective technique to conduct electro-optical testing on fiber optic components, such as laser modulators and photodiodes, using VNAs. The simplicity of Anritsu’s MN4765B O/E calibration modules allows highly accurate, vector-error-corrected and stable measurements with the full line of Anritsu VNAs.

Application Note pdf 646.0 KB Version: B 6/02/2018

Simplified Network Testing with Auto Discovery and In-Band Control

This note describes how the Network Master Pro Auto Discovery feature discovers other remote Network Master Pro units on the network, and use of the In-Band Control feature to control and adjust discovered remote units.

Application Note pdf 577.4 KB 10/01/2018

Digitizer Applications Using High-Performance Signal Analyzer

This Application Note explains how to cut development and manufacturing time and costs by combining the Signal Analyzer MS2850A with a dedicated data-transfer interface for high-speed transfer of large amounts of digitized data captured over long time periods. It also explains the excellent performance of the MS2850A as a single port digitizer for RF / microwave signals.

Application Note pdf 1.1 MB 8/11/2017

OTN – What’s Important to Test

It is becoming increasingly important to complete testing on the OTN (Optical Transport Network) at different layers and levels to ensure the underlying transport layer is performing correctly. This is necessary to ensure upper layers can transport their payload without causing any network errors. As modern operators move OTN closer to customers, all ODU (Optical channel Data Unit) layers must be tested to ensure the circuit delivers or exceeds “five 9s” performance.

Application Note pdf 738.0 KB 27/10/2017

OTN – Advance Testing and Dividing the Network

As operators migrate from legacy (SDH/SONET/PDH/DSn) networks to the current or future (10 GigE/1 GigE, MPLS-TP/PBB-TE) networks, today's test equipment must be able to test OTN (Optical Transport Network) as well as legacy and future networks running over OTN. Operators’ Metro to Core networks are evolving and must support all technologies both future and legacy. Testing these networks must confirm the "five 9s" performance on the OTN layer as well as from the Access to Core network—the focus of this Application Note.

Application Note pdf 572.2 KB 27/10/2017

802.11ad Testing with the Spectrum Master MS2760A Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer

Until recently, one of the only options available to engineers for making spectrum analysis measurements at mmWave frequencies required using external harmonic mixers to downconvert signals into frequency ranges of available spectrum analyzers. These mixers can produce artifacts, making it difficult to distinguish between the behavior of the device under test (DUT) and the mixer. These artifacts can also add erroneous power to the signal, impacting the measurement. This is in addition to the already reduced amplitude sensitivity, frequency accuracy/stability, and the increased cost of adding the mixer. The Spectrum Master MS2760A does not use harmonic mixers in order to reach the required frequencies. By utilizing Anritsu's patented non-linear transmission line (NLTL) technology, it is capable of performing single sweep coverage from 9 kHz up to 110 GHz (model dependent). As a result, the Spectrum Master MS2760A provides a cleaner response in the mmWave bands.

Application Note pdf 3.8 MB Version: A 25/10/2017

Capturing MT8870A IQ Data

This application note explains how to capture IQ data for debugging.

Application Note pdf 1.3 MB 18/10/2017

Drone Testing: Everything About the Radio Link

This application note talks about some of the factors that affect the reliability of the critical radio link of a drone, the challenges associated with testing this radio link, and some solutions to improve and simplify testing.

Application Note pdf 730.3 KB 2/10/2017

Generating Chariot Traffic with Azimuth Director II™

This application note talks about how to generate traffic using the latest Ixia Chariot software within the Azimuth Systems context using two different approaches: Azimuth’s Director II™ Test Executive and the TCL (Transmission Control Language) API.

Application Note pdf 1.1 MB 2/10/2017

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ShockLine VNA Software

Download the latest software for the ShockLine VNA family. This software works with the B series: MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B and MS46524B, and the A series: MS46121A, MS46122A, MS46322A. Note: This installation may require your host to be re-booted to support updates to existing drivers. This installation will require the insertion of services and drivers to your host. Please turn off all Web and Host Virus Detection Applications before starting the installation. Upon completion of the installation turn on your virus Detection Applications to their previous state. For MS46122A using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10: Before installing the ShockLine software, please follow the procedure outlined in the manual driver.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 236.6 MB Version: v2018.9.2 13/12/2018

Software Release Note for the ShockLine VNAs

Software release note for the MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B, and MS46524B ShockLine family of Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 91.8 KB Version: v2018.9.2 13/12/2018

IVI-C Installation Files

IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 100.8 MB Version: v2018.9.2 13/12/2018

Release Note for IVI-C Driver

Release history for the IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 145.1 KB Version: v2018.9.2 13/12/2018

Signal Quality Analyzer -R Control Software

It is an installer to install the Signal Quality Analyzer-R Control Software.

MD5 : 437de2348d8e33bdc391c1cc939702e7

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 175.2 MB Version: 3.00.05 5/12/2018

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software

It is an installer to install the MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software.

MD5 : fe088624ac0cc556e88042a7b211639f

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 64.3 MB Version: 3.06.16 5/12/2018

Software for MT1000A with MU100011A

Software of MT1000A.
Use it when using the 100G Multirate Module MU100011A.
It supports operation with the following modules.

・ MU100011A 100G Multirate Module
・ MU100010A 10G Multirate Module
・ MU100020A OTDR Module
・ MU100021A OTDR Module
・ MU100022A OTDR Module
・ MU100040A/B CPRI RF Module
・ MU100090A High-Accuracy GPS Disciplined Oscillator

The file size is large, so download after checking your bandwidth.

MD5 : 141c6e4be9e0c2c13256d1df44bbcde4

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 744.3 MB Version: 9.08 21/11/2018


Software of MT1000A.
Use it when NOT using the 100G Multirate Module MU100011A.
It supports operation with the following modules.

・ MU100010A 10G Multirate Module
・ MU100020A OTDR Module
・ MU100021A OTDR Module
・ MU100022A OTDR Module
・ MU100040A/B CPRI RF Module
・ MU100090A High-Accuracy GPS Disciplined Oscillator

The file size is large, so download after checking your bandwidth.

MD5 : 6969905347403348709e802f138a84f1

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 456.4 MB Version: 9.08 21/11/2018

MX100001A windows control software

MX100001A windows control software.

MD5 : 097a39dd404c77b525e082ac4bc6b5d4

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 66.4 MB Version: 9.08 21/11/2018

Network Master Pro/Flex Release Notes

Release information for the latest version of MT1000A/MT1100A

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 370.0 KB Version: 9.08 21/11/2018

Release Note V9.08 (Illustration)

This is the illustrated version of MT1000A/MT1100A release note. Some contents of release note are explained with figure.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 19.3 MB Version: 9.08 21/11/2018

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT8220T

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 69.4 MB Version: 3.30 20/11/2018

Firmware Revision History for the BTS Master MT8220T

Firmware release history for the MT8220T BTS Master.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 446.1 KB Version: 3.30 20/11/2018

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT822xB

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 70.1 MB Version: 3.30 20/11/2018

Firmware Revision History for the MT822xB Family

Firmware release history for the MT8221B and the MT8222B BTS Master Handheld Base Station Analyzers.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 640.4 KB Version: 3.30 20/11/2018

MS4640B VectorStar Application (Software and DSP Firmware)

Unzip the downloaded file into a flash drive. Important: New software installation instructions are included. Please be sure to read the "VectorStar How To Install" document before installing.

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 522.8 MB Version: 2018.10.1 7/11/2018

VectorStar Application Installation

This version of software (and any other software version 2.1.0 and later, including those of format V201x.x.x) requires installation of Bittware 8.33 on the VNA prior to installation of the VectorStar application. Installation of Bittware is only needed once and does not need to be reinstalled at every VectorStar application installation. Please refer to Appendix A in this document for details about Bittware versions and installation of this driver.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 106.7 KB Version: 2018.10.1 7/11/2018

LMR Master S412E Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the LMR Master S412E.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 542.4 KB Version: 3.30 5/11/2018

Firmware Update for the LMR Master S412E

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Installation instructions are included in the download.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 48.3 MB Version: 3.30 5/11/2018

MX210000A BERTWave Software for MP2100B

MX210000A for MP2100B

MD5 : 4e719215d8ccc3ab0dc4cc48efae0ff2

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 46.7 MB Version: 4.01.21 1/11/2018

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